The REDI.E team in Brewarrina has played host to volunteers from Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRICC) who donated their time and skills to help treat pets in the community.
AMRICC is a not-for-profit organisation that coordinates and runs veterinary and education programs in rural and remote communities, who otherwise have little or no access to veterinarian services.
Their approach is to provide the knowledge, training and resources to enable the community to take responsibility for and effectively manage their companion animals into the future.
This month, eight veterinarians from AMRICC and RSPCA volunteered their time and compassion over 3 days in Brewarrina. They achieved great results, with
- 41 animals de-sexed (12 female dogs, 13 male dogs, 7 female cats, 9 male cats),
- 60 animals health-checked (15 already de-sexed= 25%), HOME
- 8 surrenders,
- 1 body clip.
CDP Employment Mentor Deiann Kennedy says the program is welcomed by the community, and they appreciate REDI.E facilitating it.
‘Recognising the relationships between people in the community and their pets, REDI.E have assisted the programs coordinators to develop an outstanding rapport within Brewarrina,’ she said.
‘The results from the community attending reflect this.’
A round of “APAWS” to AMRICC, RSPCA and NSW Government Population Health.
For more information, visit AMRICC.
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.